The final round of the season XXX North American Grand Prix Thursday night GT series is finally upon us. A 400km endurance race around the "Green Hell" awaits the drivers this evening and at the end we'll crown a new drivers and team champion as well as a new competition index winner.
Last weeks super pole qualifying event saw championship leader Eiran Parsons in the Aston Martin claim pole position and lock in a front row starting position for tonight's race. Brad Merys, who qualified second in the Porsche, got tangled up with Parsons at turn one during the start of the qualifying race shuffling both drivers to the back of the field. Ian Jolicoeur in the Porsche, avoided the incident at turn one and eventually drove home for the win scoring valuable championship points in a fill-in role for 05 Motorsport. Andrew Adamson in the Corvette notched his best finish to date taking second while Salem Montgomery Jr. took home third in the Ford GT in only his second race this season.
As we head into tonight's big showdown at the Nordschleife, four drivers remain in contention for the coveted drivers championship trophy. Eiran Parsons leads overall with 139 points, just seven points behind in the Viper is Chris Moses with 132 points. David Poel in the Porsche is third with 115 points and Kevin Kirkbride in the Corvette is fourth with 114 points.
In the team championship, 05 Motorsport's David Poel and Andrew Werner picked up some points over Gotta Go Bye!'s Eiran Parsons and Al Marimon leading 234 to 220. The Rowdy Burns Racing Team duo of Andrew Adamson and Kevin Kirkbride remain mathematically in contention, forty points behind the leaders with 194 points.
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starting at 9pm eastern for complete coverage of tonight's 400km endurance race at the Nordschleife.
Another fantastic season of GT racing is about to come to a close. Eleven different winners over twelve events with a possible twelfth new winner starting on the first two rows of the grid tonight. Champions will be crowned, what a great way to end the season.
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